The Winter's Tale

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Courier Corporation, Jun 20, 2000 - Drama - 112 pages
66 Reviews
Running an emotional gamut from betrayal and broken hearts to romance and reconciliation, this 1611 tragicomedy begins with the tyrannical actions of a jealous king, whose baseless suspicions destroy his own family. The play's second half takes place 16 years later, when the lively plot takes a lighthearted turn, abounding in song and dance.
 

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And it was a cute little love story, too! - Goodreads
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... sort of long at parts...too much prose! - Goodreads

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User Review  - Bill Kerwin - Goodreads

A masterpiece, demonstrating how grace redeems and love restores over time. This play features one of Shakespeare's most interesting psychological studies (Leontes) and two of his most charming ... Read full review

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User Review  - David Johnston - Goodreads

This is so goofy it's easy to ignore its inconsistencies and light weight. Exit, pursued by a bear. Read full review

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Contents

ACT I
1
ACT II
19
ACT III
35
ACT IV
47
ACT V
79
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"He was not of an age, but for all time," declared Ben Jonson of his contemporary William Shakespeare (1564–1616). Jonson's praise is especially prescient, since at the turn of the 17th century Shakespeare was but one of many popular London playwrights and none of his dramas were printed in his lifetime. The reason so many of his works survive is because two of his actor friends, with the assistance of Jonson, assembled and published the First Folio edition of 1623.

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